However once they leave, Hannyabal suddenly changes into Bon Kurei himself, having somehow taken his place. She then tells him that this is as far as she can go and apologizes for not being able to help him further. The warden compliments him on holding out as long as he did before ordering him not to die, stating that Hannyabal is the only successor that Magellan would ever accept to replace him (Making Hannyabal out to be a bit foolish, considering his constant scheming to be the warden up till now). Back inside the prison, Buggy and Mr. 3 get into a arguement with Luffy and Bon over escaping rather than heading further into Impel Down. Like the Manticores, it is capable of imitated speech. Crocodile had at first lost interest in the outside world, but hearing that Whitebeard is going to war with the Marines has caused him to reconsider as it is a perfect chance to take down the legendary pirate. Prisoners are being tortured viciously. Surprisingly, Hannyabal, though heavily wounded, gets back up and continues the fight. Mr. 3 however manages to convince Buggy that they do not know anything about Hannyabal and might be able to take him on. Blackbeard broke into Impel Down to recruit some of the worst criminals in the history of the world for his crew and he… A text box states that "On that day Impel Down suffered its greatest defeat and disgrace in its history, Luffy and 241 total prisoners escaped." SHIKI THE LION. Has the ability to talk but not understand what they are saying. Sentence postponed and released for assistance, betrayed the prison and defected towards the. Hannyabal continues to receive distressing news, this time of Iva's army rampaging through the prison and taking out anyone in their way. Together, the trio entered the level unfortunately without their winter gear as Hannyabal has a reputation of walking around the level in his regular clothes without freezing and prisoners are forced to wear their regular prison garments as well. However, Shiki made the record of being the first person to break-out of the prison twenty years ago due to a mistake made by the Marines. Their human faces allow them to speak. He then reveals that Bon Kurei is in the prisoners paradise which is accessed through the sewers of Impel Down, 'through the road that cannot exist' and also reveals that the prisoners in the past who have supposedly been 'demoned away' actually escaped into this prisoners paradise in which he calls 'Newkama Land'. [22]. Hannyabal (Chapter 543) Also known as the "Underwater Prison" or the "Great Prison", Impel Down is the World Government's prison for all kinds of criminals and pirates. Inazuma proceeds to go on the attack with the cut up stairs to buy some more time. This calms Luffy while Blackbeard is surprised at Luffy's strength and his increase in Haki. As he does so, he remembers a promise he made to Luffy to live a life without regret and to one day go out at sea to live a life with more freedom then anyone. It is also seen that she vows to show them hell on Earth. The Blackbeard Pirates then go on ahead telling the bunch that in a few hours they'll show them a show that'll shake the world. Impel Down; Marineford Arc; slight angst; No spoilers post Marineford; Summary. Indeed, at the Impel Down entrance, Blackbeard and his crew have arrived. Much of the latter part of the arc is trying to stay ahead of his vicinity, as his poison powers are pretty much a One-Hit KO — So much so … In the anime, there are two additional animal guards placed in Level 2: a giant praying mantis who slices with its sickle-like appendages and a small hippo who can extend its jaws widely to swallow prisoners whole. Breakout of Impel Down is virtually impossible, due to the defenses from the extremely powerful traps and guards of the place, with the Sea King-infested Calm Belt being its ultimate barricade. After the fall of Baroque Works at Arabasta, Crocodile (Mr. 0), Daz Bonez (Mr. 1), Bentham (Mr. 2), and Galdino (Mr. 3), were all eventually transferred from a regular prison to Impel Down for life. However, it is said that the incident did not end there. These include Portgas D. Ace, Monkey D. Luffy, and Shiryu. Much to their surprise, they find no guards waiting for them. Puzzle Scorpions are large poisonous insects that can join together to become giant centipedes. It is where prisoners who are insanely powerful, have caused crimes extremely atrocious, and/or whose mere existences have become a major threat to the World Government itself are kept. Meanwhile most of the others are still weeping over Bentham's sacrifice, Buggy tries to cheer them up by throwing a party/funeral in honor of him but Luffy punches him in the face, claiming Bon might still be alive. The Impel Down Arc is the twenty-first story arc in the One Piece manga, and the third in the Summit War Saga. Hannyabal has been promoted to chief warden and Domino has been promoted to head jailer. [1] It is located underwater in the middle of the Calm Belt and part of the Tarai Current.[2]. Magellan then yells out to Luffy that he will not let the Straw Hat escape alive. Luffy then jumps out and hits Magellan with a Gomu Gomu no Champion Rifle (the "Champion" added due to his new appendages). Luffy tries again, but kicks into the flames of the bridge burning himself once more. This is also where the kitchen of the prison is located, right next to Magellan's office. He goes on further explaining that he took his mother's name "Portgas" out of love for her and does not care in the slightest of his father, claiming Whitebeard to be his only true father. Regardless Luffy checks the Vivre Card and sees it pointing downward. During the preparations for Ace's impending execution, Jinbe of the Seven Warlords of the Sea was sent to Level 6, as he refused to fight on behalf of the World Government, and even broke out in rage at Marineford. On level 6, Shiliew strikes through the guards as he's released. Suddenly, a man steps up from the crowd and threatens Ivankov with a bazooka claiming that his father who was a king who traveled to the Kamabakka kingdom and came back as an okama which tore the kingdom apart. Bon Kurei explains that the heat is from a boiling kettle filled with blood and flames. He quickly has his ship shove off for Marineford. Back on Level Five, Iva and Inazuma have gathered the residents of Newkama Land. After a bit of unusual chatting among one another on what to do next, they decide if they've already been spotted, they might as well call a truce, team up, and raise a ruckus. They are shortly confronted by wolves, which were originally stationed in Level 2 but had be to placed on this level for their voracious appetites. Magellan sends one of his troops to check it out while he laments how everything went wrong just by one person sneaking in. Back on Level Five; Luffy, Iva and Inazuma charge out of Newkama Land opting to not worry about being seen and rush through anything that comes their way. Among these include continuous whipping, brutal beating to death, boiling cauldrons for burning and drowning, and spiked pits used for impaling. Meanwhile, at the Level where Ace is being held, we finally see Jinbe talking with Ace about how his real pain is laying inside his heart, which is bursting to deal out justice to prevent the upcoming war between the World Government and Whitebeard, and he says that he would willingly give up his Shichibukai title and even his own life to stop this fighting. War With Whitebeard Approaches: The Marines Bolster Their Forces, Crimson Hell: An Old Enemy Turned Comrade, Starvation Hell: An Old Friend and a New Enemy, Blazing Hell: Defeat at the Hands of Desperation, Freezing Hell: A Friend's True Loyalty Shines, Newkama Land: New Allies in Unlikely Places. Sengoku goes on to explain that only one pirate named Shiki (dubbed the flying pirate) was successful in escaping Impel Down, but twenty years since then no one has managed this feat again. The guards reach the area soon after the trio have fallen through, wondering what Luffy could be after. The end result is Luffy defeated, covered from head to toe in poison as it melts away at him. Impel Down is the main setting of the Impel Down Arc, with the prison's staff acting as the main antagonist group in the same Arc. Luffy just shrugs it off since he never met him till now. The wolves are instantly struck by his Haki and run away while Luffy faints. In the monitor room, news of this new development has reached Hannyabal, who decides to deal with things himself and have all the Impel Down forces meet on Level Four. While Luffy is fighting against the Sphinx, Mr. 3 (who multiple Doru clones to trick the Floor Boss) and Buggy team up to get out of the Great Jail using Luffy as bait. The warden comes at them with another Hydra forcing Mr. 3 to create another Candle Wall. Inside Impel Down, one of the jailers asks "Magellan" if it's okay to allow the stolen ship to pass through the Gates of Justice. Prisoners who are incapable of moving by themselves have been disappearing without a trace. Seeing this Luffy hops across the guard's heads and runs down the hall with security forces in pursuit. She thought Robin was going there but it turned out to be wrong. Following the mass breakout of Impel Down, the residents of Newkama Land participated in the Whitebeard War and left for Kamabakka Kingdom, leaving Level 5.5 empty. Back in Newkama Land, Luffy abruptly stops screaming which worries Iva. Luffy puts off finding his crew in order to rescue his brother Ace from the underwater prison Impel Down. Chapter 525; Episode 422 Before the beast can bite into him a voice catches its attention. Crocodile rebukes him and says to fire their cannons instead, which Buggy repeats to the crew but makes it sound like it's his idea. All the anime arcs. He throws it at the Minotaurus where it explodes on contact in it's face, greatly wounding it though not knocking it out. It has been described by Ivankov as a "paradise within hell", and true enough, not one inmate from this hidden level is inclined at all to escape the jail as a result. Teratai Neraka (红莲 Guren Jigoku ?) The group reaches the front gate where they are greeted by the vice chief of Impel Down, Hannyabal, who introduces himself and the jail head, Domino. On his way down, he meets old foes he has faced back in previous arcs including Buggy, Mr. 3, Mr. 1, and Crocodile. Monkey D. Luffy became the second to do so. The canonical evidence is on the cover page of Chapter 666. Other tortures involve prisoners being hung from ropes around their stomachs en masse and being dangled over the raging flames throughout the level, and being put to back-breaking hard labor by suppling giant logs of firewood to keep the flames going. and thinks out to Luffy for them to meet again on the field of Okama. Magellan strikes again but Luffy redirects the attack with his foot onto the platform causing it to break and sending him falling toward the flames. Open Upon the Great Sea! Due to it being built within the Calm Belt, the entire structure is constantly surrounded by gigantic Sea Kingsswimming below the water. Most prisoners then have their clothes taken before they are given a striped black and white pair of shirt and trousers. The other prisoners manage to find cannons which they stick through the candle wall and fire upon Magellan, hitting him further. On Level 4, Crocodile throws some keys into a cell asking a certain inmate if he would like to escape with him. I have to admit, seeing all the different, dangerous floors, all those monsters, interesting antagonists, and prisoners were cool. Luffy however wants nothing to do with him, the Alabasta incident still fresh in his mind. Iva however suggests freeing him, much to Luffy's shock, though reveals that he has long since known the former Shichibukai as far back as when he was a rookie, and should Crocodile get out of line he will take care of him himself since he knows of Crocodile's weakness. Luffy was transferred into the central tower of this floor after his loss against Magellan, with the effects of Magellan's poison whittling away his vitality, until released by Bentham, hoping to find a cure. Throughout this, Bon has hidden himself, convinced that Luffy cannot win, as Magellan is known to silence even the most ultimate of prisoners. Topside, the inmates, which include Bon Kurei, at the entrance continue to wait for Jinbe and the others noticing they hear cannon fire. It turns out to be a prison escapee with a few Bluegori close on his tail. On one of the Marine ships, the commander orders the continued chase, wondering why Magellan ordered the gates to be opened. Similarly, Crocodile seems to have somehow retrieved clothing similar to his old attire, including a long fur coat, almost immediately after escaping from his cell. This is ritualistically referred to as "baptizing" them. They manage to catch up and slice the man in half. However, he runs into obstacles in his attempt, and must overcome them to escape, with the help of old faces and new alike. [21] Without permission, such as Blackbeard and his crew, they would be considered as traitors. Upon hearing this Magellan stations Hannyabal at the Level 3 stairs and Sadi at the Level 5 entrance to keep the group from proceeding or heading back, while Magellan sends the rest of his guards to pursue the group, giving them permission to kill them (though Sadi wants them kept alive for torture purposes). Luffy and the rest cheer that they successfully made it onto the battleship, but Jinbe tells them it's too early to celebrate while manning the wheel. 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